This document describes the Participant Guidelines and Terms and Conditions of the JAIN Challenge.

By submitting a product description, you agree to the Terms and Conditions associated with the JAIN Challenge.

Guidelines for Participants in the JAIN Challenge

These are the Guidelines for Participants in the JAIN Challenge. The JAIN Challenge is organized by a team composed of experts from JAIN, INTERDEM and Alzheimer the Netherlands. guidelines are applicable to “a product prototype or a full-fledged product already on the market”. The term “product” is used regularly in this document and stands for: 1) a product prototype or 2) a full-fledged product that is already on the market.

1.1  JAIN Challenge in general

The JAIN Challenge (JC) is a public competition for developed or prototyped technical products and services based on Artificial Intelligence that support the quality of life and self-reliance of people with memory problems or dementia and their informal carers and that will support professionals and informal carers in providing optimal care for their loved ones.

The event is organized for people with memory problems or dementia, informal carers, healthcare professionals, and others interested in these topics.

The JC is a competition in which an independent jury determines which will be the best technical prototype or fully-fledged product.

Developers, companies, universities, healthcare institutions, healthcare professionals who want to participate in the JC can make themselves known and register with the secretary of the event. Click here 

People who want to participate in the Challenge must quickly submit their product prototype or a full-fledged product description because the number of registrations is limited, namely: 50 product prototypes and 50 full-fledged products.

From all submissions, an assessment committee will select the finalists. The selected finalists will present their product prototype or full-fledged product on June 15 2023. After this, the assessment committee will declare the winners of the best product prototype and the best full-fledged product. The announcement of the winners will be on June 29 2023.

1.2  Main objective of JAIN

Use of intelligent sensors, artificial intelligence, machine learning, smart algorithms, big data analysis and new media, in the development of products and services for people with memory problems or dementia, informal carers and family, informal carers, healthcare professionals, healthcare institutions, government and healthcare insurers, which:

  • Increase self-reliance and quality of life of people with dementia and informal carers
  • Extend the time that people with memory problems or with dementia can live in one’s own living environment
  • Support informal carers, family, and healthcare professionals
  • Reduce costs within healthcare promoting affordable healthcare, with the same number of FTEs serving more clients

1.3  Who can participate in the JAIN Challenge?

  1. The JC has been developed for anyone with a high social commitment and interest in helping people with dementia with assistive technology.
  2. Experts, developers, healthcare facilities, companies, universities, students and other passionate individuals, who wish to participate in the JC can register and register with the secretary of the event. Click here for the registration form
  3. Only participants who have indicated that they wish to participate and have submitted their product description before Friday, May 19, 12:00 PM noon (CET), 2023, can participate in the JAIN Challenge.

1.4 Latest date for submitting product descriptions

The deadline for submitting product description to the JC organisation, is:

Friday, May 19, 12:00 pm noon (CET), 2023, or until the maximum number of submissions has been reached! (50 products & 50 prototypes).

1.5 Requirements and Guidelines

1.5.1 Requirements and Guidelines for registration for product description

1. Product descriptions can only be provided by e-mail.

2. Your product description should include:

  • The name of your product
  • Your first name and last name
  • The company name if you are submitting on behalf of a company
  • Your position, possibly your role within the company and your background
  • Your email address and website
  • Your phone number

Describe clearly and concretely how your project contributes to the objectives of JAIN. The effects of the application on current care are made plausible by means of a good substantiation in which the state of current care, the intended target group and the improvement of care through the application are described. The application must match the expectations, wishes and situation of people with dementia, their informal caregivers and professional care staff.

1.5.2  Requirements and Guidelines and submission criteria Product Description

  1. Participants can choose to applicate in Dutch language or English language.
  2. Form requirement: maximum length of 500 words, Arial font size 11, line spacing 1.15
  3. Describe in detail to what problem the product offers a solution for
  4. Describe how the product contributes to:
    • Increased self-reliance and quality of life of people with dementia and informal carers
    • Extended time that people with memory problems or with dementia can live in one’s own living environment
    • Support informal carers, family, and healthcare professionals
    • Reduce costs within healthcare promoting affordable healthcare, with the same number of FTEs serving more clients
  5. Describe your insights on the implementation of the product in healthcare
  6. Describe the specific value of the prototype or full-fledged product for the user
  7. Describe the effectiveness versus costs
  8. Explain by which organization the product has been tested and for what purpose
  9. It is recommended to send a video of max. 2 min and images of the product on 1 A4 to support your application.
  10. Participants will be informed of the acceptance of their product description within 2 weeks.
  11. The closing date for registration of participants in the JC 2023 is May 19, 2023 or before that when the maximum number of registrations has been reached.
  12. If changes are needed in the submitted product description, the WJC secretariat will inform the participant of the improvements that are needed to achieve a good product description. However, the full product description must be submitted always before Friday, May 19, 2023 – 12:00 pm noon (CET). After this time, the registration closes and there is no longer any possibility to submit a product description.
  13. The limited number of registrations is: 50 product prototypes and 50 full-fledged products.

* Remark: prototypes are about the expected values.


1.6 Assessment Procedure

  1. The evaluation procedure of received product descriptions is carried out under the coordination of JAIN and INTERDEM & Alzheimer Nederland.
  2. After submitting the project proposal, JAIN, INTERDEM and Alzheimer Nederland will check whether the submitted product description can be processed on the basis of the formal requirements and the submission criteria.
  3. If this is not the case, the submitter will be informed to correct or supplement the product description within 2 weeks, however all the submissions need to be received before the closing date: Friday, May 19, 2023 – 12:00 pm noon (CET). The independent assessment committee, put together by INTERDEM and Alzheimer Nederland, assesses both the quality and the relevance of the product. Committee-members score each proposal on quality and relevance.
  4. A ranking is made on the basis of these scores van 3 best prototypes en 3 best full-fledged products selected people who have forwarded subjected prototypes or full-fledged products are invited to a presentation in the form of a pitch.
  5. The proposal with the most points after the pitches will be labelled as the best product prototype or the best full-fledged products for people with dementia and their loved ones.

1.7  INTERDEM & Alzheimer Nederland Assessment Committee

An award committee of INTERDEM and Alzheimer Nederland, with a broad orientation in the field of dementia care, technology development, evaluation, implementation, valorisation is set up for the assessment of the applications.

The assessment committee will consist of:

  • Chairman
  • People with dementia (focus group)
  • Informal carers
  • Care professionals
  • Dementia experts
  • Artificial Intelligence experts

1.8  Assessment criteria

The assessment committee assesses the relevance and quality of all received product descriptions on the criteria below:

  1. Relevance and impact of the application in today’s healthcare
  2. Has it been clearly described to which problem the application offers a solution? For example, is it clearly defined, sufficiently delineated, and adequately elaborated.
  3. Only applicable for full-fledged products: to what extent is the use of the application clearly described in current healthcare practice?
  4. To what extent does the application contribute to the JC objectives?
  5. To what extent does the application contribute to care in one’s own living environment?
  6. To what extent does the application differ from what already exists in current practice?
  7. To what extent can the application be expected to be applied on a larger scale in the future?
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